Pronunciation: /ˈklēnlē /
- 1In a way that produces no dirt, noxious gases, or other pollutants: the engine burns very cleanlyMore example sentences
- The additive makes petrol burn more cleanly, so air pollution is reduced.
- It burns very, very cleanly in the engine, so it improves emissions in the overall environment a lot.
- Burning cleanly with no pollutants, this may be an answer the energy sucking economy is looking for.
- 2Without difficulty or impediment; smoothly and efficiently: he vaulted cleanly through the open windowMore example sentences
- Using sharp pruners, cut the stems cleanly where they meet larger branches.
- The chemical industry is under pressure to reduce its impact on the environment and to run its operations as cleanly and efficiently as possible.
- Only the distance of history lets us believe that such events are ever carried out cleanly and efficiently.
Pronunciation: /ˈklenlē /(cleanlier, cleanliest) • archaic Back to top
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- She is shown obsessed with personal hygiene, cleanliness and fresh scents and fragrances.
- Apart from fire safety, other aspects such as cleanliness and basic hygiene need to be looked into.
- Most of the other hotels do not come up to the international standards of cleanliness and hygiene.
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